Free Walking Tour of Lyon

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Free Tour Lyon

Hear about Lyon’s past and imagine its future during the Free Tour Lyon with a local guide that will tell you all about the history and the fascinating identity of la Ville des Lumières as you walk past Vieux Lyon, admire the magnificent Traboule de la Tour Rose, and behold the stunning Church of the Jacobins.

 See key landmarks such as the Lyon Cathedral, and walk along the banks of the River Saône while you also learn about the best places to get some delicious local food!

Enjoy a fun and insightful Free City Tour of Lyon from a unique perspective. Your expert guide will keep you well-informed about the various landmarks, stories, and fundamental traditions while you’re in town!

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Discover Lyon on a Free City Tour!

World Free Tours wants to help travelers like you get the most out of Lyon. We believe that the Free Tour of Lyon is a great option to experience the city not only because it is informative but also entertaining, and budget-friendly!

No need to pay any fees upfront. Instead, you can join the walking tour simply by making an online reservation, and if you enjoy the tour, you may tip the guide at the end.

You set the price!


Ready to Get the Most Out of Lyon?

Explore la Ville des Lumières on foot with an expert tour guide.

You’ll get to see all the best spots, from the Hôtel de Ville to the Saint-Nizier Church, and the Musée des Beaux-Arts.

Experience the City of Lights at your own pace and book the Free Walking Tour of Lyon!

Tour Information

Price: Free
Language: 🇬🇧
Meeting point: See map
Duration: 2 hours
Covid-19 measures: Our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations.


What will I see during the tour?
– Hôtel de Ville
– Saint-Nizier Church
– Place des Jacobins
– Place Bellecour
– Musée des Beaux-Arts
– Lyon Cathedral
– Saint-Nizier Church
– Vieux Lyon
– Traboule de la Tour Rose
– and more!

Do I need to print my reservation?
No. Just have your booking confirmation ready on your phone.

How much should I tip?
If you enjoyed the experience, at the end of the tour you may tip your guide according to your budget and level of satisfaction.

How do I find the guide?
The guide will be waiting for you at the meeting point. Try to arrive 5-10 minutes before the starting time as it may not be possible to meet the guide after the tour has already started.

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FAQs 🔎

What will I see during the Free Tour of Lyon?

The Free Tour of Lyon includes visiting significant landmarks like the Musée des Beaux-Arts, the Gothic-style Saint-Nizier Church, and Europe’s large open square, Place Bellecour. You’ll explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Place des Jacobins, walk alongside the River Saône, and immerse in Medieval architecture in Vieux Lyon. The tour also covers the legendary traboules and the Traboule de la Tour Rose. The tour concludes at Lyon Cathedral at the foot of Fourvière Hill.

How much should I tip my guide?

The general principle of tipping for free tours is based on your satisfaction with the tour and your budget. A common practice could be in the range of €5 to €15 per person, depending on the quality of the tour, the guide’s performance, and your budget. Of course, if you feel that the guide went above and beyond, you could tip more as a token of appreciation.

Keep in mind that these amounts are just suggestions, and you should adjust your tip according to your level of satisfaction with the tour. It’s always a good idea to carry some small bills to make tipping easier.

How do I find the guide?

Head to Lyon Cathedral and arrive a few minutes before the scheduled start time. Watch out for a group gathering, as there could be fellow tour participants. By arriving early and being attentive to signs and group dynamics, you’ll easily find your guide and be ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through Lyon.

What is the meeting point of the Free Tour of Lyon?

The meeting point is at 6 Avenue du Doyenné.

How long does the Free Tour of Lyon last?

The Free Tour of Lyon lasts around 2 hours.

Where does the Free Tour of Lyon end?

The Free Tour of Lyon finishes at Lyon Cathedral.

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